Liberation Maiden

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Liberation Maiden
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Developer(s) Grasshopper Manufacture
Publisher(s) Level-5
Director(s) Makoto Chida
Goichi Suda
Artist(s) Yusuke Kozaki
Mahiro Maeda
Shigetu Koyama
Writer(s) Masahiro Yuki
Composer(s) Akira Yamaoka
Series Guild
Platforms Nintendo 3DS, iOS
Release date(s) October 4, 2012
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Liberation Maiden (解放少女 Kaihō Shōjo?) is a shooter game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Level-5. It was originally included in the Guild01 compilation for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012, and later made available separately on Nintendo eShop. A stand-alone high definition version was also released for the iOS in 2013.



An invading country is stealing all of Japan's energy. The player controls Shoko (voiced by Kana Hanazawa),[1] a high school girl who became President of New Japan after her father's assassination, as she enters the mecha Kamui to fight back.

Development and release

Liberation Maiden was result of its creative director Goichi Suda's interest in developing for the Nintendo 3DS, which dates back to before the release of the console.[2] It features animated cutscenes created by Studio BONES and the main theme song, "Day of Liberation" (解放の日 Kaihno Hi?), performed by Marina.[3] Liberation Maiden shares stylistic traits with other material from Grasshopper Manufacture's repertoire, particularly Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly, an in-game anime within the No More Heroes universe.

The game was released in Europe on October 4, 2012, in North America on October 25, 2012, and individually in Japan on November 14, 2012. A later high-definition version was released internationally for the iOS systems on March 7, 2013.[4]


In the West, Liberation Maiden received mostly positive or average reviews on both platforms.[5][6]

Visual novel

A visual novel sequel to the game, titled Liberation Maiden SIN, was developed by 5pb. for the PlayStation 3 and was released exclusively in Japan on December 5, 2013.[7][8] A PlayStation Vita version was released on July 31, 2014.[9]


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  7. "Liberation Maiden SIN announced for PlayStation 3". Gematsu. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-05-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Liberation Maiden SIN Visual Novel's 1st Promo Streamed - News". 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2015-05-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Liberation Maiden SIN announced for PS Vita". Gematsu. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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